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Attorney Luis Ruiz was born in Jalisco, Mexico but, in search of the “American Dream”, his family immigrated to the United States when he was only 2 years old. Mr. Ruiz grew up in Baytown, TX as an undocumented person living in the shadows. Despite being undocumented, he continued his education and in 2010 he graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in political science, in 2014 Mr. Ruiz graduated from the University of Houston Law Center, and in November of 2014 he was licensed by The Supreme Court of Texas to practice law. Mr. Ruiz was undocumented until he was a sophomore in college.
Having been undocumented, Mr. Ruiz knows firsthand the struggles that undocumented people face in this country. He chose to practice immigration law so that he would be able to help his own community, he wanted to bring quality legal representation to people like him, to people like his mother, who gave everything up in her home country just so that Mr. Ruiz could have a chance at a better life. Immigration is such a traumatizing experience, undocumented people leave their entire lives and families behind in search of just a chance, a hope that the American Dream is achievable to them, too.
Attorney Ruiz practices immigration law exclusively. He focuses on family-based immigration cases (I-130’s, Adjustment of Status, Consular Process) such as parents, siblings, and children petitioning for each other, self-petitions (VAWA, U-VISA) such as domestic violence survivors and crime victims applying for legal status based on the abuse they have suffered, waivers (I-601’s, I-601A’s, I-212’s), citizenship (N-400’s, N-600’s), and removal defense cases.
Vanessa graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in sociology. Vanessa is a paralegal for Attorney Ruiz and she enjoys working in the immigration field because of how rewarding it is to see peoples life change through the work that she does. Vanessa loves working with the undocumented community, something that she has done since 2016, and looks forward to helping many more people in the future! In her free time, Vanessa enjoys playing tennis and working on art projects.
Yesica graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in psychology. She is passionate about helping people through the law and aspires to attend law school in the future. Currently, Yesica is the paralegal for Attorney Ruiz, she is passionate about being able to help the undocumented community with their immigration needs. In her free time, Yesica enjoys spending her free time with her children and her family.
Chelsea graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 2021. Chelsea is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Luis Ruiz. Chelsea is dedicated to using her legal education to serve as a fierce advocate for clients in their immigration matters. In law school, Chelsea spent two years working in the Immigration Clinic as a student attorney, during which time she argued an immigration case in front of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the Houston Journal of International Law, competed on her law school’s national mock trial team, and won multiple advocacy awards. She was also inducted into the National Order of the Scribes for her excellence in legal writing, the Order of the Coif for high scholastic achievement in law school, and was awarded the “Distinguished Service Award” by the law school faculty. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys listening to audiobooks, seeing musicals, binge-watching TV with her family, and eating all different types of delicious cuisines.